Congestion continues in Southern China ports, where delays in Yantian have spilled over to nearby ports.As of yesterday, Yantian has begun to accept around 6,000 containers per day on a pre-appointment basis. This constitutes about 15% to 20% of the port’s normal capacity.
Substantial traffic jams are causing a shortage of trucker capacity, which in turn, is causing more delays.
Additionally, some carriers have been skipping Yantian and diverting to Nansha, Dachan Bay, and Hong Kong. Maersk, for example, has omitted 64 planned calls at Yantian and Shekou, due to “delays upwards of 16 days” at the congested ports.
This has also aggravated the empty container situation in Southern China: port omissions result in fewer empty containers being returned to the ports.
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